Shirley A. English

Shirley A. English

January 31st, 1936 January 23rd, 2020

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Obituary for Shirley A. English (Sharland)

ENGLISH, Shirley A. (Sharland), of Malden, passed peacefully on January 23, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late James J. English, Jr. Loving mother of Shirley English Whitman and her husband Kent of Keene, NH, Susan English MacDonald and Anthony Heim of Nashua, NH, James J. English, III and his wife Emily of Waltham, Denise English Moffitt of Malden, Traci Westgate and her husband John of Everett, and Paula English and Peter McCarty of Danvers. Dear sister of Paul Sharland of Weymouth, and the late Henry, James, and Ronald Sharland, Ruth Cellucci, Elaine Shaw and Frances Olson. She is the proud ‘Nanny’ to many loving grandchildren and great grandchildren. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Shirley loved country music, she was an avid Bingo player, reader, and she loved spending time with her family and taking trips up north and coast to coast. Retired secretary from the City of Cambridge Retirement Office. Visiting Hours will be held from the Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Chestnut St., Rt. 60 (adjacent to St. Agnes Church) ARLINGTON on Monday from 11am-1pm. A Prayer Service will immediately follow at 1pm in the funeral home. Services will conclude with a burial in Cambridge Cemetery. Relatives and friends invited. In lieu of flowers, donations in Shirley’s memory may be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.

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  • Visitation

    Monday, January 27th, 2020 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Keefe Funeral Home - Arlington
    5 Chestnut St.
    Arlington, MA
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    Monday, January 27th, 2020
    11:00am - 1:00pm
  • Prayer Service

    Monday, January 27th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Keefe Funeral Home - Arlington
    5 Chestnut St.
    Arlington, MA
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    Monday, January 27th, 2020
  • Interment

    Monday, January 27th, 2020 |
    Cambridge Cemetery
    76 Coolidge Avenue
    Cambridge, Massachusetts
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    Monday, January 27th, 2020

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Diane Jollymore

So sorry to hear about your loss. Her quick wit and sense of humor will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with all of Shirley’s family.
Comment | Posted at 05:31pm via Condolence

Susan Migneault

To Paula, James, Paul — I am so sorry for this time of sadness for all of you but I know Shirley’s love for you will live strongly in your hearts because she planted many seeds of love throughout her journey. My deepest Condolences to your entire family. I am glad I got to know your Mom. She was an awesome mother and grandmother. - Sue
Comment | Posted at 01:18pm via Condolence

Wendy Bonaccolto

To my friend Denise and all of her family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of great sorrow. I know that there are no words that can heal your pain but in time I hope the found memories of your loved one will be able to give all of you peace in your hearts, mind, and soul. ❤
Comment | Posted at 08:38am via Condolence

Justine Macdonald

I love you my beautiful nanny I miss you so very much rest in the sweetest my peace my angel watch over me mom tony shawna jj paul amber Jared Nathaniel sianna natalia Robert we all love you mwah 😇🙏❤😥💔
Comment | Posted at 06:20pm via Condolence


All The Kelley’s will forever LOVE All The English’s. RIP Shirley. ❤️
Comment | Posted at 04:47pm via Condolence

Justine Macdonald

Mom heard me say this and she said thank you very much and will hope to see you on monday
Posted at 06:16pm

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